Posts Tagged ‘Dinner

19
Oct
16

Bellisima!: The State Dinner For Italy

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wait to greet Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini on the North Portico for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose for a photo as they greet Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini on the North Portico for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Mrs. Agnese Landini

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18
Sep
16

Early Bird Chat: POTUS And FLOTUS At The CBC Dinner

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards Dinner

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08
Sep
16

Early Bird Chat: The President’s Day Two In Laos

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President Barack Obama tours the Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE) visitor center in Vientiane, Laos

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President Barack Obama arriving in Luang Prabang

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President Barack Obama holds a YSEALI town hall at Souphanouvong University Auditorium in Luang Prabang

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President Barack Obama greets monks as he tours the Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist Temple in Luang Prabang

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President Barack Obama shops for gifts in Luang Prabang

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President Barack Obama chats with people along the Mekong River

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President Barack Obama chats with the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah at the gala dinner during the second day of the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos

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18
Aug
16

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg On Her Relationship With President Obama

28
Jun
16

The First Lady’s Day

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First Lady Michelle Obama is welcomed by Moroccan Princess Lalla Salma at the Marrakech International Airport

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US first lady Michelle Obama is welcomed by the Moroccan Princess Lalla Salma at the Marrakech International Airport, on June 28, 2016. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

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US first lady Michelle Obama is welcomed at the Marrakech International Airport, on June 28, 2016. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

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US first lady Michelle Obama smiles as she meets Moroccan young women following the "Let Girls Learn" Program on June 28, 2016 in the Western Moroccan city of Marrakesh. US First Lady Michelle Obama began a two day visit to Morocco to participate in a CNN-moderated conversation with adolescent girls on the challenges they face in getting a quality education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

US first lady Michelle Obama (R) listens to a Moroccan young woman following the "Let Girls Learn" Program on June 28, 2016 in the Western Moroccan city of Marrakesh. US First Lady Michelle Obama began a two day visit to Morocco to participate in a CNN-moderated conversation with adolescent girls on the challenges they face in getting a quality education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO - JUNE 28: The US President Barrack Obama' s wife Michelle Obama (3rd L), Hindu actress Freida Pinto (L), American actress Meryl Streep (R) and Moroccan student Karima Lokos (2nd L) attend a program held for girls whose education is interrupted in Marrakech, Morocco on June 28, 2016. (Photo by Jalal Morchidi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama, actress Freida Pinto, actress Meryl Streep, and Moroccan student Karima Lokos participate in a Let Girls Learn discussion

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US first lady Michelle Obama (C) and US actress Meryl Streep (R) meet with Moroccan young women following the "Let Girls Learn" Program on June 28, 2016 in the Western Moroccan city of Marrakesh. US First Lady Michelle Obama began a two day visit to Morocco to participate in a CNN-moderated conversation with adolescent girls on the challenges they face in getting a quality education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

US first lady Michelle Obama listens as she meets with Moroccan young women following the "Let Girls Learn" Program on June 28, 2016 in the Western Moroccan city of Marrakesh. US First Lady Michelle Obama began a two day visit to Morocco to participate in a CNN-moderated conversation with adolescent girls on the challenges they face in getting a quality education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

US first lady Michelle Obama (C) and US actress Meryl Streep (2ndR) meet with Moroccan young women following the "Let Girls Learn" Program on June 28, 2016 in the Western Moroccan city of Marrakesh. US First Lady Michelle Obama began a two day visit to Morocco to participate in a CNN-moderated conversation with adolescent girls on the challenges they face in getting a quality education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO - JUNE 28: The US President Barrack Obama' s wife Michelle Obama attends a program held for girls whose education is interrupted in Marrakech, Morocco on June 28, 2016. (Photo by Jalal Morchidi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

US first lady Michelle Obama speaks as she meets with Moroccan young women following the "Let Girls Learn" Program on June 28, 2016 in the Western Moroccan city of Marrakesh. US First Lady Michelle Obama began a two day visit to Morocco to participate in a CNN-moderated conversation with adolescent girls on the challenges they face in getting a quality education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

US first lady Michelle Obama (C) and US actress Meryl Streep (R) applaud as they meet with Moroccan young women following the "Let Girls Learn" Program on June 28, 2016 in the Western Moroccan city of Marrakesh. US First Lady Michelle Obama began a two day visit to Morocco to participate in a CNN-moderated conversation with adolescent girls on the challenges they face in getting a quality education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

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US first lady Michelle Obama (L) speaks with Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco (R) during a dinner in Marrakech, on June 28, 2016. US First Lady Michelle Obama launched a $100 million aid package in Morocco on June 28, 2016 to promote the education of girls in a country where half of females over 15 are illiterate. Visiting Marakech with actresses Meryl Streep and Frieda Pinto of the "Slumdog Millionaire" film, she told girls in attendance she wanted them to be part of a global conversation on female education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks with Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco during a dinner

US first lady Michelle Obama (C-L) speaks with Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco (C-R) during a dinner in Marrakech, on June 28, 2016. US First Lady Michelle Obama launched a $100 million aid package in Morocco on June 28, 2016 to promote the education of girls in a country where half of females over 15 are illiterate. Visiting Marakech with actresses Meryl Streep and Frieda Pinto of the "Slumdog Millionaire" film, she told girls in attendance she wanted them to be part of a global conversation on female education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

 

19
Jun
16

Happy Father’s Day: Dad-In-Chief

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Joshua Kendall: Obama’s Most Unusual Legacy? Being A Good Dad

Shortly before the 2004 Illinois Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, which he was to win by a landslide, Barack Obama was riding high. After about a year of nonstop campaigning, the Illinois state senator had raised far more money than any of his rivals, and his path both to the nomination and to the floor of the U.S. Senate seemed assured. But his closest advisers sensed that the 42-year-old candidate and father of two — 5-year-old Malia and 2-year-old Sasha — was feeling a bit down and listless. As Valerie Jarrett later told biographer Richard Wolfe, she suggested that the candidate meet her for lunch at Chicago’s posh gym, the East Bank Club.

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“What’s wrong?” Obama asked “the principal,” as he referred to his chief aide. Jarrett replied, “Your heart isn’t in it. What’s wrong with you?” “I miss my girls,” Obama said as tears welled up. “I don’t want to be the kind of father I had.” But after composing himself, he added, “I’ll work it out. I’ll be okay.” This hands-on dad, who helped coach Sasha’s grammar school basketball team, puts a high premium on both connecting with and providing direction to his girls. At 6:30, Obama and his wife sit down with the girls for a family dinner without any outsiders. The evening meal, observed Obama’s former body-man Reggie Love, was treated “like a meeting in the Situation Room. There’s a hard stop before that dinner.” While aides sometimes call him back to work at 8:30 or 9, they rarely dare to go upstairs to bother him during the sacred dinner hour.

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28
May
16

Date Night

US President Barack Obama arrives for dinner at Oyamel in Washington, DC on May 28, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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Darlene Superville: Obamas Take A Night Out At Mexican Restaurant In Washington

It’s date night for President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. Obama is treating the first lady to a Mexican meal at the restaurant Oyamel in Washington’s Penn Quarter neighborhood.

The Obamas have dined several times at the establishment owned by celebrity chef and Obama supporter Jose Andres. Obama returned late Friday from a weeklong visit to Vietnam and Japan.

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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for dinner at Oyamel in Washington, DC on May 28, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 28: U.S. President Barack Obama walks into the restaurant Oyamel May 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama played golf earlier today as well after returning from a week long trip to Asia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

 

27
May
16

Early Bird Chat: One Of A Kind Leader

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Anthony Bourdain: Six True Things About Dinner With Obama

The President is an Asiaphile. He spoke wistfully of his time in Indonesia and his memories of the smells and flavors of street food there. The reaction among regular people in Hanoi to the fact that the US President chose to eat Bun Cha was beyond all imagining. The effect was unbelievable. People were actually crying the next day, describing to me their shock and their pride, the reactions of their neighbors, to this completely unexpected choice of meal—and the venue. He was among the very few guests on my show who ever asked the camera crew if they got to eat too. And he made a point of taking a picture with all of them when we were done.

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26
May
16

A Working Dinner

ISE, JAPAN - MAY 26: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande are seen during the working dinner at the Shima Kanko Hotel in in Ise, Japan on May 26, 2016 on the first day of the G7 leaders summit in the city of Ise in Mie prefecture. (Photo by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande are seen during the working dinner at the Shima Kanko Hotel in in Ise, Japan

23
May
16

President Obama’s Bún chả Hương Liên Experience

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Whitney Filloon: President Obama Just Had Dinner With Anthony Bourdain

In case Barack Obama hadn’t already secured his place in history as the Coolest President, this should do it: Tonight, POTUS is dining with Anthony Bourdain in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi. What will the dynamic duo’s dinner conversation entail, and more importantly, what will they feast upon? According to the Wall Street Journal’s White House correspondent Carol Lee, they’ll be eating at a restaurant called Bún chả Hương Liên. (Bún chả is a traditional dish hailing from Hanoi that consists of grilled pork served in a broth or dipping sauce, flanked by rice noodles and fresh herbs.)

According to a press release from CNN, scenes from the momentous dinner will appear on an upcoming episode of Parts Unknown to air during the show’s eighth season in September. With 241 days left in the White House, what other Cool Things will Obama accomplish? He’s already become the first president to brew beer in the White House, and impressed his hipster taste in coffee upon the Oval Office, which now uses Chemex brewers emblazoned with the presidential seal.

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U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with a local resident as he leaves after having a dinner with Anthony Bourdain at the restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Local residents react as U.S. President Barack Obama leaves after having a dinner with Anthony Bourdain at a restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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